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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Westside District

2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
United States

Phone: 520-883-1380


Fax: 520-883-2500


  • Green Business

Focused on the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your idea of a museum inside out. Guests will enjoy a quintessential Sonoran Desert experience which includes: an unforgettable fusion zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include Stingray Touch, the Hummingbird Aviary, Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where guests descend into a replica limestone cave. Enjoy live animal presentations that showcase a variety of desert animals and be sure not to miss Raptor Free Flight (seasonal) where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers! Open daily, year-round. Hours/rates vary.

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  • #2 of 275 things to do in Tucson
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Excellent Experience

My wife and I were in the Tucson area and after reading the reviews on TA we decided to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It turned out to be an excellent way to spend the afternoon! It was...

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Must see

Great for all ages. It’s an outside museum with different exhibits which some are indoors. Lots of animals, birds, stingray and cactus. Well worth it. Take water , lots of refill stations

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Fantastic gift shop, museum is geared too much for kids

This place is nice, has a variety of aspects to look at. It is a lot more geared to kids than we had thought. That was very disappointing. I wish they would have had more for adults in learning...

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
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  • Patio Dining
  • Private Dining Room

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Meeting Facilities

  • Number of Meeting Rooms 6
  • Banquet Capacity 700
  • Reception Capacity 1000
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  • Theatre Capacity: 265
  • Classroom Capacity: 150